Covenant Shelter of New London

CSNL Newsletter
Fall 2011
 


In This Issue
Honorable Discharged and Homeless
Around the World in a Week!
Did you know?
Homeless to Hopeful
Liberty Bank Giving Circle
SIFG feds the homeless
Leave a Legacy

Quick Links

 

  Covenant Shelter 

of New London 

   

Partnership to End Homelessness in SECT

   

Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

Officers & Directors


Chair

Carmelo L. Foti

 

Vice Chair

Catherine Ickes

 

Secretary

Eileen Duggan

 

Treasurer

Barry L. Runyan 

 

 

Directors

 

Anne Carr Bingham

 

Karyn Garside 

 

Alison Kaufman

 

Dorothy Sieburg

 

Merrylyn Weaver

 

 

 

Ex-Officio Directors

 

Rev. Michel Belt

St. James Episcopal Church

 

Rev. Robert Washabaugh

St. Mary Star of the Sea Church

 

Executive Director

Catherine M. Foley

 

Our Grantors

       

Dept. of Social Services 

State of Connecticut

 

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut

 

Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut 

 

Frank Loomis Palmer Fund

 

City of New London 

Community Development Block Grant 

 

Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut

 

James P. & Mary E. Shea Perpetual Trust

 

Dime Bank Foundation

   

Bodenwein Public Benevolent Trust  

 

Women & Girls Fund

CFECT 

 

Swindells Charitable Foundation

 

Liberty Bank Foundation 

 

Chelsea Groton Bank Foundation

 

Episcopal Bishop's Fund for Children

 

CCEH / Citizens Bank 

   

R.C. Diocese of Norwich 

Annual Bishop's Appeal 

 

R.C. Diocese of Norwich  

Campaign for Human Development

   

 Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors

 

Our Event Sponsors 


Spring into Recovery

 

Bellwether Development  

 

 Cooperwood Grill  

 

 The Exchange Bar & Grill 

 

New London Harbour Towers    

Sue Menhart Band   

 

  Chris MacKay & the Toneshifters     

 

 The Ground Shakers 

   

 

Homeless to Hopeful 2011 

 

Presenting Sponsor 

 

Charter Oak Community Federal Credit Union 

 

Shelter Sponsors

 

Cross Sound Ferry 

 

 Dime Bank 

 

 People's United Bank 

 

 Waterford Group Charitable Foundation 

 

Helping Hands Sponsors

 

Chelsea Groton Bank 

   

Mohegan Sun 

 

New London Kiwanis  

   

 L & M Hospital 

   

St. Francis House 

 

Outthink 

 

The Day 

 

Hope Sponsors  

 

Apache Oil

 Bayberry Insurance 

 Debra & Steven Daren 

 Devine Intervention, LMFT

Doherty, Banks & Beals 

 Essex Financial Services 

 Fusco 

  Liberty Bank 

 Secor Subaru 

    Elaine & Mike Shapiro

 M.J. Sullivan 

  Suisman Shapiro  

Attorneys at Law 

   The Reardon Law Firm  

   

Our Donors


Archangels

In-Kind Contributors

 

St. Mary Star of the Sea R.C. Church

 

Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Pantry 

 

 

Guardian Angels  

$1,000+  

 

Anderson-Paffard Foundation  

Kenneth Burton 

James & Patricia Doran

Eileen Duggan 

Jane Engelke in loving memory of Harold Engelke

First Congregational Church of Old Lyme  

Carmelo L. Foti

Sharon Kesten

Adam & Debra Lalonde 

Mohegan Sun  

Mystic Congregational Church 

New London Motorcycle Club

Brandon Pabst

Christine Pacheco

Pfizer Foundation 

St. John R.C. Church 

Seabury Deanery Council

 Susan M. Stewart

Dale Tuller 

John & Kathryn Williams

 

   

Angels

$500-$999

 

Lorraine & Douglas Allen

Andrew Harvey

Robert Huls 

 Dianne Kent

Brenda McCarty

Paul Neves 

People's United Bank

Dr. Scott Rottinghaus & Catherine Ickes

Savings Institute Financial Group

Michael & Elaine Shapiro

Richard Sise  

Lisa & Alan Smith 

John & Sarah Steffian 

Wanda Tillman 

  

Guardians

$200 - $499  

 

Mary A. Agostini  

Antinore's Pizza & Bakery  

AT&T Employees Community Service Fund

Bridget Baird  

M/M Peter L. Battles  

Rev. Michel Belt

William Bourque 

Sean Brennan

Nancy Burns 

Robert Burnside 

M/M John Butler

Carlin Construction Co.

Children's Dental Associates 

Susan Connolly

Daniel & Deborah Connors

M/M Thomas Davoren

Nick & Karen Fischer  

Arthur Fitts  

Catherine M. Foley 

Whitney & Nancy Garlinghouse

Calem Glover 

M/M Glen Graebner  

James & Patricia Greenleaf

Laura Jordan  

Robert Kaufman

Lawrence & Memorial Hospital 

M/M Michael Mansfield  

Cynthia & Robert Manzo 

David & Elaine Miceli

Tracy Morales  

NAMI SECT   

Reardon Law Firm 

Road Ready Used Cars 

  Lizabeth Love Ryan 

Joe & Noreen Selinger

Daniel Smith 

Jim Sorenson  

Stephen A. Wakeman  

Waterford Lions Club   

Amanda Watson  

Dontay Watts 

Richard Wey  

M/M Albert Yost 

   

Benefactors

$100 - $199

   

Robin Aitcheson

M/M Nathan Belcher

Anne & Hiram Bingham 

Karen A. Bliven    

John Boettcher &

Barbara Tavormina

Bevza & Brennan, LLC 

Robert & Anne Bingham

Birdseye, LLC 

Peter & Ana Brusie 

 Cardinal Honda  

Joseph Cipparone

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 

Leeland Cole-Chu

George & Carol Cone  

Congressman & Mrs.  

Joseph Courtney  

Timothy & Pamela Cronin 

Bruce & Ellen Cummings

Margaret Mary Curtin 

Michael Dearborn

Joe DeCarlo 

Romano DeSalvo   

Ann Devlin 

Lorraine Dubee

Evelyn Ferguson

Catherine & James Foley 

Edgar C. Forest

Joseph Foti  

Karyn & Dave Garside 

Daniel & Harriet Gaynor

Joseph Gilbert   

Paul Goulekas 

Marianna N. Grillo

Dr. Richard Huhn

Paula A. Jello 

  New London Kiwanis 

Major Gerald F. Kercher   

J. B. Kurrus, LCDR, USN Ret 

Richard C. Langlois   

Linda Mariani & David Neusner

Mariani & Reck, LLC 

MeetingWorks, LLC 

Josephine Merrill

Rev. Ralph & Audrey Merrill

Paul & Bonnie Mileski

William & Bridget Morrissey

Joseph Murray

Chris & MaryBeth Neilan

Dennis Phillips

Genevieve B. Rafferty  

 Alison & Tim Ryan

Rafael Sanz & Ileana Gill

SCADD 

Joyce & Ivan Schmidt

Second Congregational Church 

Mike Shapiro  

Dorothy Shaw 

J. Solomon, Inc. 

Martin J. Sullivan  

Ellen Ugguccioni-Wheeler 

U.T. Fun Jumps, LLC 

Walter & Maxine Varney 

Jenny & Adam Wronowski

Sylvia & Martin Zeldis

     

Patrons 

$50-$99

 

Joe & Nancy Baude 

 Martin & Randee Berliner 

 Dr. Robert & Laurie Bledfeld

John & Marti Bradshaw

Audrey Brown

Elaine Butler 

Mary E. Butler 

Douglas & MaryLou Chichester

Thomas Clark &  

Judy Benson 

Cynthia & Randall Clegg 

William & Christine Crawford

Jon Dubee

 Abigail Endicott  

Lynn Fields 

Flanagan Associates, LLC  

Christina Foti  

Carissa Galgano

Miriam Gardner-Frum 

James & Patricia Giordano

Richard & Myra Gipstein 

Arthur & Loretta Girard

M/M Albert Glassenberg  

Paula Guido

Emily Higgins 

Astrea Hupfel

Doreen Janssen 

Anthony & Lillian Joyce

Mary Ellen Jukoski

Joyce Kavanaugh 

Dr. Dorothy Leib

Jay Levin

Thomas & Kathleen Londregan

Robert J. Mahoney, Jr.  

Loring & Son Masonry Restoration Inc.

Scott & Terri Loring 

Walter Makepeace

Alan & Gail Mayer  

Marcia P. McGowan 

Frank & Lynda McLaughlin

Edward Murphy

William & Loretta Murphy

Ruth Nagle

Stephanie & Chase Neal

M/M Charles O'Connor

Gloria Okoasia 

Nicholas Orobello 

M/M Demetrius Orphanides

Fred Paxton 

Janet & James Pearce  

Pediatric Associates of NL 

Jean Pellegri

Stephen & Marilyn Percy   

G.M. & D.J. Pontious 

Tracee Reiser &  

Robert Hayford 

Steve & Elaine Ricard

Grant & Betsy Ritter

John F. Ryan  

Debra D. Sargent 

Second Congregational Church: Women's Fellowship 

Tony & Peggy Sheridan

Sue Shontell

Robert & Heidi Simmons

Sue Smith 

Duncan & Elizabeth Stoddard

Mollie Weekley 

Thomas Wetmore

James & Mary White

Charles C. & Susan K. Wyand

Linda Zanavich 

Cathy Zeiner   

Sylvia & Martin Zeldis 

  

Friends

 Up to $49

 

Karen Anderson

Jamal Aram

Christel Aronson 

Anthony Attanasio  

Kim Barry 

Bernard Bartick

Martha Bauduccio 

M/M Wilfred Benoit

Megan Boord 

 Nancy Bulkeley 

Benjamin & Joanne Burdick

Reid & Ann Burdick

Elaine Butler 

Eleanor Butler 

David & Ann Cattanach

Kevin & Deirdre Cavanagh  

Richard Chance 

Jean Chappell

Manly Church  

Clark Family Assurance

Elizabeth Conlon 

Margaret Cotnoir 

Rudolph & Carol Croteau

Millie DeCastro 

Dawn & Jose Delacruz 

Deborah Donovan

Kevin Doyle 

Victoria Dryden 

Tom & Linda English

Loudon & Edith Fairgrieve  

Jack & Gail Feinberg

 Barry & Cecile Feldman

Chris & Jerome Fischer

Bettye Fletcher   

Dr. Richard & Maureen Fraser

Friends of the  

Public Library of New London  

Jacob Galloza 

David & Earline Goebel

Gold Star Pediatrics, LLC 

Barry & Linnea Golubchik

Pedro & Shirley Gonzales

Alan & Lisa Harrison

Myrona Hodge  

Kathleen Jacey

Carmelina Kanzler 

Lawrence & Ann Keating

Julia Kushigian

Dr. Hugh Lena

Salvatore & Rita Lentine 

Jim & Evelyn Louziotis

Michelle Maitland  

M/M John Maney

Marketing Promotions 

Raymond Mastronunzio

Phillip E. Mayer, Jr. 

Kathleen McGuire

William & Judith Miner

Margaret & Sarah Moorehead 

William & Patricia Murphy  

Richard & Julie Nejfelt 

William & Carmela O'Donnell

Michael & Mary Passero

Michele Penn

Robert & Anthony Pero  

Deborah J. Podoba 

Rev. John & Gloria Post

David & Gertrude Pushner

Ashley Rogers  

Ann Robertson 

Barry L. Runyan

Jean Ann & Jack Scaduto  

Robert & Renate Schneider

Dr. Stephen & Diane Smith  

Adam Sprecace

Elizabeth Traggis 

Temple Emanu-El

Thomas Treiber 

Mary E. von Dorster

David Ward

Corinne Wargo

Kate Wargo 

George Whiting 

Paula Wyn 

Covenant Shelter

of New London

 

 

Since 1983 Covenant Shelter of New London, Inc. has been creating a hopeful present and building a brighter future for those who temporarily call it home. 

 

Working to end homelessness, Covenant Shelter meets the emergency needs of homeless men, women and children by providing shelter, nutritious meals, case management and other services leading to permanent housing, income and self sufficiency.

 

 

Visit us at

www.covenantshelter.org  

  

 

Join Our Mailing List

 
Greetings!

As we head into fall, CSNL has a full house. Like shelters across the state, CSNL has had no shortage of requests for emergency shelter from homeless men, women and children seeking a safe haven in these trying economic times. 

Those who find a temporary respite at CSNL are truly blessed by the kindness of those - like you - who support and contribute to this ministry of hospitality. 

As you will see below in Gregg's story, many honorably discharged veterans struggle to make the change to civilian life.  Many find a home between homes at CSNL and benefit from CSNL's case management and collaborative partnerships with organizations throughout the region.

Keeping kids on track is priority for all at CSNL. This summer former CSNL intern, Stefanie Hinman - Connecticut College Class of 2010 - returned to work with the children.  Stefanie provided a week long camp during which the children went around the world in a week. See snapshots of the summer camp below. 

At the beginning of September, Stefanie began leading the Covenant Kids After School Tutoring & Mentoring Program. The focus of the curriculum is professions.  Each week the children are introduced to a different profession through field trips, library visits and creative projects. Visit the CSNL Facebook page to follow the Covenant Kids Weekly News.

Times might be tough, but by working together you and I are able to bring about positive outcomes for the most vulnerable in our community.

Your on-going gift of time, talent, treasure and prayer is greatly appreciated by all who call Covenant Shelter their home between homes. 

 

Kind regards,

Catherine M. Foley
Executive Director

 

 

Honorably discharged and homeless 

Gregg's Story

  

Better than honor and glory, and history's iron pen, 

Was the thought of duty done and the love of his fellow-men.  

~Richard Watson Gilder

 

Silhouette of a Young ManDespite his nearly 30 years, Gregg resembles a young teenager with short, straight, dirty-blonde hair, glasses, goldenrod t-shirt emblazoned with NAVY, jeans and sneakers. 

 

His is the face of a gentle, innocent and kind soul.

 

His is the story of an honorably discharged, eight-year veteran of the submarine force who becomes homeless in Southeastern Connecticut.

 

The youngest of four children born to active military parents, Gregg's challenging story begins early in life.  

 

When he was just a year old, Gregg and his siblings were removed from their parents' abusive home and placed in foster care where Gregg endured further abuse. Being tied to a chair and fed dog food while his foster parents declared "You are a dog," Gregg was malnourished and wearing the clothing of a six-month old when social workers removed him from his second home at the age of 4. They were amazed he had survived.

 

His adoption at 4 literally saved his life.

 

Gregg had a good childhood with loving parents and extended family following his adoption.

 

Shortly after Gregg graduated from high school, he joined the Navy and was in boot camp when our country faced its most devastating terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.

 

While stationed at the Naval Submarine Base Bangor (Washington), Gregg served five years aboard a U.S. submarine as a navigational electronics technician. The continuous rotation of five months at sea and three months on shore was a lonely life. Gregg was far from the support of his family who were unable to make plans to visit due to the top-secret schedule of the patrols.

 

Gregg welcomed his transfer to Naval Submarine Base New London, driving cross country to reach his new home. "What a trip that was for someone like me who grew up in a town of 700 people. Imagine going through New York City. It was so scary!" Gregg exclaimed.

 

In December 2007, Gregg started shore duty providing naval submarine support, troubleshooting and repairing cables. Gregg served at Sub Base New London for three years until his honorable discharge in December, 2010.

 

That is when Gregg's recent challenges began. He applied for employment at 30-40 businesses in Southeastern Connecticut, checking weekly with each to see if there were any openings.

 

"All I needed was someone to just give me a chance to show them I would be a valuable worker," said Gregg.

 

Days became weeks. Weeks became months. On April 15th, having gone through much of his $5,000 savings, Gregg paid his last month's rent, placed his belongings in storage and moved into his car.

 

For two months Gregg lived out of his car - parked in the lot of a local superstore - and lived on a diet of canned foods, grapefruits and pop tarts.

 

"Sometimes food was so low, I ate dry rice or noodles," Gregg explained. "I didn't know about the soup kitchen."

 

It was during this time that a client at the New London Homeless Hospitality Center (NLHHC) told Charles Boyd, Sr., NLHHC director of operations, about a young man living in a parking lot. Charles and his colleagues reached out to Gregg and invited him to visit NLHHC.

 

Fearing that his car - his only source of refuge, his home - would be taken from him, Gregg was reluctant to seek help.

 

Help came in the way of shelter through NLHHC and later at CSNL.

 

"I feel safe at Covenant Shelter," shared Gregg. "It's very clean here and the food is awesome!"

 

At around the same time that Gregg hesitantly sought assistance, he was offered a job at a local retail establishment.

 

"I am working 20-25 hours a week. Much more than what I was told when hired," said Gregg. "Next week I work every day, but Sunday. That's good."

 

Working with CSNL case manager, Tracy Morales, Gregg enrolled in the LPN program at Three Rivers Community College and obtained benefits through the Veterans Administration office located in New London.   

 

Working with a case manager from NLHHC, Gregg later moved into NLHHC's transitional housing for veterans where he hopes to stay for a couple of months while he gets back on his feet.

 

Asked what part of his experience he would share with others who find themselves homeless, Gregg said, "I'd try to reassure them and would tell them that Covenant Shelter is inviting."

 

"You guys didn't make me feel like less of a person because I ran across hard times. In fact, one person who works here said he had been a client," Gregg continued.

 

Gregg has hope. Gregg has a dream. Gregg has concrete plans.

 

In a year from now, Gregg envisions himself attending college, living independently in a place of his own, and working in his job as much as his studies permit.

 

Five years from now, Gregg hopes to be settled in his own home, working as a pediatric nurse, and married with children of his own.

 

Thanks to the kindness and contributions made to CSNL by so many, he is well on his way!

 

 

Around the World in a Week! 
Covenant Kids Summer Camp

The best gift one can ever give, is the gift of one's heart.

In August Stefanie Hinman, Connecticut College Class of 2010,  returned to CSNL as a teacher, to share her time and talent and energy with the children for whom Covenant Shelter is a home between homes.

Stefanie is no stranger to CSNL. She spent several years here as a volunteer intern while a student at Conn College. This summer Stefanie directed Covenant Kids Summer Camp - a volunteer labor of love as you can clearly see in the joyful faces of the children below as they journeyed "Around the World in a Week".


AFRICA - Greeting: Yoga  Response: Ber

CSNL Kids Camp 2011 - Afica
After creating their passports, Covenant Kids traveled to Africa through books, games, stories, songs and creative arts. At the end of the day, the children enjoyed a little dance party with their collars and masks.

  

ASIA - Greeting: Namaste

 

 

CSNL Covenant Kids 2011 -ASIA
Decorating dragons puts a big smile on a beautiful face.

SOUTH AMERICA - Greeting: Hola

 

CSNL Kids Camp - SA
The children created Honduran paper pollos (chickens), read "Over in the Jungle" and acted out "Borreguita and the Coyote". You should have heard them howl!


CCEH Logo Did you know?
New facts on homeless from the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness

Did you know that last year, Connecticut's emergency homeless shelters served approximately 11,700 people, including more than 1,500 children and over 1,300 homeless youth between the ages of 18-24? 

Did you know that almost 64,000 households in Connecticut are severely burdened by housing costs, paying more than 50% of their income toward rent?

Did you know that on one day alone, 447 homeless families were counted in Connecticut, including 828 children?

Did you know that chronic homelessness increased by a full twenty-six percent (26%) among all adults without children?

Did you know that rent problems and domestic violence were the most common reasons people left their last place of
residence?

The data for the past year portrays the great need for shelter and other basic necessities facing many - especially children.  For more information click on the links below or visit www.cceh.org


NEW Congressional District 2 Fact Sheet on Homelessness



Homeless to Hopeful Homeless to Hopeful 
Benefit dance helps end homelessness.

On Friday, September 9th - Homeless to Hopeful Day in the State of Connecticut and the City of New London - 500 plus people from Southeastern Connecticut gathered to support the work of Covenant Shelter of New London and the New London Homeless Hospitality Center.   

 

The evening included dancing to the hot tunes of Rock and Soul Revue and Power Posse Productions, in addition to raffles and silent auction. In all, over $40,000, which will be equally divided between the CSNL and NLHHC, was raised.

 

Special thanks to our special guests - Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman who shared opening remarks and delivered the greetings of and a proclamation by Governor Dan Malloy; and Mayor Martin Olsen, who delivered a proclamation from the City of New London. 

 

Many thanks to the Homeless to Hopeful Sponsors whose generous support has made this fundraiser possible for seven years.

 

 

Presenting Sponsor 

 

 Charter Oak Community Federal Community Credit Union  

 

 

Shelter Sponsors

 

Cross Sound Ferry   Dime Bank People's United Bank   Waterford Group Charitable Foundation

 

 

Helping Hands Sponsors 

 

Chelsea Groton Bank Logo    New London Kiwanis   L 

Mohegan Sun Logo Outthink Logo  The Day Logo 

 

 

Hope Sponsors 

 

Apache Oil  

Bayberry Insurance  

Debra & Steven Daren 

Devine Intervention, LMFT

Doherty, Beals & Banks

Essex Financial Services

FUSCO

Liberty Bank

Elaine & Mike Shapiro

M.J. Sullivan

The Reardon Law Firm

Secor Subaru

Suisman Shapiro 

 

 

 

And, the countless business and individuals who contributed raffle and auction items.   

  

Applebees, Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Asselin & Connolly, A&W Marina, Barry's Cleaners, Bob's Furniture, Boston Celtics,  Boston Red Sox, Ruth Butler & Richard Bruno, Russ & Mary Beth Calasant, Cross Sound Ferry, Courtyard Warwick Park, F&F Distributors, Nick & Karen Fischer, Fisher Florist, Flanders Fish Market, Friendly Pizza, Garde Arts Center, Karyn Garside, Gelston House, Georgetti Jewelers, Goldy's Restaurant, Goodspeed Opera House, Kenneth & Shirley Hamilton, Hilton Hartford, Hoelck's Florist, Home Depot, Karen Hunt, Jewish Federation, Kientzy & Co., Lia Sophia, Pam Livingston, Rose Longo, Louie's Restaurant, M&M Restaurant, Mallove's Jewelers, Linda Mariani, Mashantucket Tribal Nation, Bill Morse, Mount Olive Seventh Day Adventist Church, Muddy Waters, Ron Murray, Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Marriott, New England Patriots, New London Harbour Towers, John and Karen Neilan, Andrew Nyce Designs, Ocean Beach Park, Octagon, Olio's, Olive Garden, On the Waterfront, Pathfinder College Counseling, Philadelphia Zoo, Dan Potter, Raccio & Drew DMD, Recovery Room Restaurant, Red Door Spa, Residence Inn Conshohocken, Robert's Audio Video, Ruby Tuesdays, Salem Herb Farm, Salem Valley Ice Cream, Sarge's Comics & Games, SAVA Insurance, Savin Rock Roasting Co., Scentsy, Connie Simos, Singapore Grill, Sheraton Bradley,Shipmans Fire Service, Shop Rite, Skincare Studio, Jim Stidfole, String Theory School of Music, Target, TCORS, Terrace Bakery, Thames Greenery, The Gilded Edge, Thomas L. Neilan & Sons, Tony D's, Two Wives Pizza, UCONN Sports, You Take the Cake, Walmart Groton, Waterford Group, Waterhouse Salon, Yankee Peddler  
 

Year after year, this event is made possible because of the dedication of the Homeless to Hopeful committee who donate countless hours of their time, talent and treasure to make the evening a resounding success.

 

Founder

John Russell

 

Chair

Robyn Wolman

 

Committee Members

Cathy Antrim

Michelle Bell 

Anne Bingham 

Victoria Dryden

Catherine Foley 

Mel Foti

Susan Hildebrand 

Alison Kaufman 

George Kientzy

Doni MacDonald 

Karen Neilan

Akil Peck 

Fred Serluca

Pat Serluca

Connie Simos

Cathy Zall   

 

Liberty Bank presents Giving Circle grant to CSNL
Liberty Bank Giving Circle Check Presentation

Representatives from New London based agencies - including CSNL Executive Director Catherine Foley (second from right) - pose with with Liberty Bank's Deb Bochain, Executive Vice President - Retail Banking Group (far left) and Mark Wallace, First Vice President - Mortgage Originations (far right).

 

 

 

 

For every mortgage application that Liberty Bank received during the months of April and May, Liberty Bank made a commitment to set aside $100 up to a total of $18,000 to be donated to agencies that serve homeless people in the community.

 

Liberty Bank succeeded in setting aside the maximum amount of $18,000.  

 

On July 21st, CSNL was one of 18 agencies to receive a 2011 Giving Circle Grant for $1,000 during Liberty Bank's CRA Annual Meeting.  

     

CSNL is most grateful for Liberty Bank's efforts to help promote the end of homelessness.

 

Savings Institute Financial Group grant feds the homeless 
Savings Institute Financial Group presents grant to CSNL 

Bill Groves presents SIFG grant to Catherine Foley, and Tracy Morales of CSNL.


Did you know that most homeless men, women and children are overfed and undernourished?

Thanks to the Savings Institute Financial Group grant of $2,500.00, CSNL will purchase healthy food and beverages for the men, women and children who temporarily call Covenant Shelter home.  


SIFG's grant will provide fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, whole grain products, low-fat milk, yogurts, cheeses and fortified juices.

 

Leave a Legacy

Make a difference in the lives that follow.






Top seven things you can do today
to ensure the hope of a brighter future and an end to homelessness for those who call Covenant Shelter of New London their home between homes.
  1. Prepare or update your will.
  2. Set aside a gift in your will for Covenant Shelter of New London.
  3. Name Covenant Shelter of New London as the beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy or purchase a new policy and name Covenant Shelter as the beneficiary.
  4. Remember your loved ones with a charitable bequest to Covenant Shelter in their honor.
  5. Name Covenant Shelter as a beneficiary of your IRA.
  6. Discuss with your advisors and Covenant Shelter the tax advantages you can enjoy now by leaving a gift to Covenant Shelter.
  7. Spread the word. Let family, friends and advisors know that you've taken responsibility for your legacy and for a cause about which you care.   

For more information contact Catherine Foley, executive director, at director@covenantshelter.org or 860-443-0537 ext. 102.

 

 


TorchRekindle the Spark

 

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.  Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

- Albert Schweitzer   

 

 

 

 

 

To help rekindle the spark and end homelessness,  

please click the donate button below.  

 

 

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Thank you for rekindling the spark and  

lighting the flame within.